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EvilLucario

Doom actually did have that slight horror element to the early games before Doom 3, but it was overshadowed by the action. Doom 2016 definitely said "nope, **** that" and just made everything so kinetic, fast, and visceral though.

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DarthNocturnal

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Haha, yes. I actually saw that referenced on the game's TV Tropes page.

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Ralizah

@JaxonH Well, that's fair: as we've seen recently with Gal*Gun 2, reviews aren't always trustworthy. I trust you'll post your impressions of Wolfenstein 2 when it launches.

I'm surprised South Park bombed. I guess being a staggered release, full price, and not including Stick of Truth was a bridge too far for most people. I fully plan on picking it up at some point, but I'm currently saving my money for the hundred games I want that release later in the year.

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JaxonH

@Ralizah
Ya, I expected lower sales being a staggered release and no Stick of Truth, but it still amuses me people are so finnicky with price for a game that is barely half a year old. Games routinely launch on PC 6-12 months after console, at full price, and people still buy them up.

I guess I expected it to have lower sales but I didn't expect it to be like... Splinter Cell Blacklist or Watch Dogs Wii U level of tanking. Especially given the game looks good and runs well and has all the DLC, and is the only portable version on the market.

But I suppose as more and more games release on Switch, people will start holding out for a Switch release in greater proportion. When the game released late last year, I don't think anyone expected it to come. But now we're seeing a lot of these games are actually coming. So maybe people will think twice about spending $60 on a game for other consoles, and instead just stashing that money in the drawer until the Switch version releases.

As for Wolf 2, I'll give it a fair assessment. I already know the game itself is excellent, so I guess it's just a question of whether it runs well. Realistically, I think if it can match DOOM, we'll be good.

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subpopz

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Not only that, but even on its launch day, South Park only reached #40 on the Amazon Best Sellers List, right next to Mario Rabbids at #39, a game that has been out for nearly a year. The day after launch it dropped to #56, and the day after #75, and so on. For comparison, DKC Tropical Freeze is currently at #7 and it's not even out yet. And it's a port, and not the biggest profile game.

It severely tanked. Enough to worry me about future Ubisoft support.

Mario Rabbids is exclusive, so there's little doubt it would do far better.
I am surprised how badly South Park is selling, but it doesn't surprise me DKC would surpass South Park. They're both ports, but DKC was only released on a platform that failed hard, so not nearly as many people have played it. MK8D and Bayonetta have already shown how people want those Wii U games on a better system and DKC isn't any different.

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JaxonH

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Mario Rabbids is exclusive, but again it's been on the market since August. It was only used as reference for context. South Park, on its highest selling day at launch, couldn't even outperform a game that's been out for 9 months, not even for one single day. DKC obviously has a lot more appeal, but again, I used as reference because it's not even out yet. It's still weeks away from launch and even so, is still considerably outselling SP on launch day just from preorders.

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IceClimbers

South Park is #16 on the US eShop, with Naruto now at #17.

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Late

I don't see a reason to buy a Ubisoft game for full price when they drop their prices in couple of months. I'm sure there are some other people who think the same way. You can get Mario + Rabbids, Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2018 for 20€. South Park will soon join that group. I'll wait and buy it then.

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Grumblevolcano

I think the Switch versions of Dark Souls Remastered and Wolfenstein 2 would've had the best chance of being successful if they released before E3. Smash hype will kill their potential unless somehow Solaire is a playable fighter for example.

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JaxonH

I think Dark Souls has a better chance of breaking through, just because it looks so good and runs well on Switch. And I've seen a lot of excitement for that game on a portable system. And people can pick it up for $31.99 with GCU, which is basically half-price. And it's getting an amiibo to help push it.

Honestly though, I kinda feel like Doom Guy and BJ Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein are better suited to be in Smash, just because they hearken back to the SNES/N64 era, and Switch has been a revival of these IP for Nintendo fans. I really do feel like they are worthy of admission. Despite Dark Souls being really hype and all, i'm not sure if it's worthy of being admitted into Smash.

Btw, this is one of my favorite things about Wolfenstein: choosing your difficulty. I shamelessly admit to embracing the nook. I was never that good at FPS, but I do enjoy em with motion and a difficulty more on line with my skill level

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DarthNocturnal

I was kinda leaning towards the Dragonborn for Smash meself, but Doomguy could work.

Oh. Wait. That would taint the “purity“. /s

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Grumblevolcano

I was just using Solaire as an example. As we've seen many times before, Smash helped franchises get big. From Melee leading to Nintendo localizing Fire Emblem all the way to such an interest in the Bayonetta franchise after she appeared as Smash 4 DLC that Nintendo enabled Platinum to make Bayonetta 3.

So Solaire in Smash would help Dark Souls Remastered sales, Doomguy in Smash would help DOOM (and DOOM 2 if it exists + comes to Switch) sales, etc.

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EvilLucario

I mean, after Cloud and Bayonetta and especially Snake, the possibilities of newcomer third-parties are more varied than what we think. That said, they all have a running theme: either they're the faces of very, very popular franchises (Cloud and Snake) or they're mostly aligned with Nintendo (Mega Man and Bayonetta).

But if anyone unironically brings up Goku, you'll be blocked. (just kidding, but seriously Goku does not need to be in Smash)

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WebHead

I really hope there’s some good stuff planned for second half 2018 but I’m keeping my e3 expectations low, they straight up said they will talk about 2019 after e3.

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darkfenrir

If anyone is interested, we are getting Wizard of Legend at eshop at 15th of May!

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I tried the demo on PC and it just feels really slick to control and great!

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meleebrawler

@DarthNocturnal 2016 Doom Marine is basically just a male, punch-happy Samus if her games were rated M. His rage is mostly reserved towards demons (not unlike Samus with her Space Pirates), and can be sympathetic towards those who don't outright sympathise with Hell, big blink-or-you'll-miss-it example being V.E.G.A the A.I.

@OorWullie Does Solaire actually have special combat abilities, beyond being really friendly? I'm curious.

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JaxonH

There's a lot of good games coming out, but a few standout titles that I feel aren't getting the attention they should:

Valkyria Chronicles 4
Pillars of Eternity 2
The World Ends With You
Wolfenstein 2 (as mentioned previously)

I'd say all of those will ultimately end up being classics, among the very best video games on the system.

  • Valkyria Chronicles 1 sits at 86% on MetaCritic, and is regarded as one of the best SRPG's of 7th gen, and the new one follows the blueprint of the first, and is said to be better.
  • Pillars of Eternity is sitting at 89% on MetaCritic, a very highly regarded PC game, so this new sequel has very high expectations
  • The World Ends With You is sitting at 88% on MetaCritic, and this HD remix will have added content
  • Wolfenstein 2 boasts an 87% aggregate on MetaCritic, and imo is one of the best FPS I've played.

But there seems to be very little awareness or interest for these titles. Maybe more awareness for Wolfenstein 2, but noticeably less than DOOM. I hope people take notice of these titles in particular. Games with extremely high pedigree and should not be overlooked.

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IceClimbers

@JaxonH Pretty sure TWEWY was already considered a classic.

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gcunit

Fear not. I don't intend to get TWEWY as I have the DS version, but those other three will all make their way into my library when the price is right (typically below the £30 threshold).

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